Finalists Announced in Laois Business Awards


Laois County Council is delighted to be associated with the Laois Business Awards 2017 which are all about recognising and celebrating the best in business in Co. Laois.  A huge congratulations to all those that entered on this occasion, we received over 200 nominations from all corners of the county, making our first year of the awards a great success.  The quality of applications received shows huge commitment, drive and passion for enterprise in the County. We wish our 28 finalists the very best of luck and look forward to meeting you at our awards ceremony on the 28th April.  For those of  that were not shortlisted, we wish you continued success and support as your businesses develop and grow.

Tourism & Hospitality Award Coolanowle Country House & Organic Farm Bob’s Bar – Durrow Tynan’s Restaurant @ The Storeyard  
Retail Excellence Award Fisherman’s Thatched Inn Breslin’s Supervalue Rathdowney Heidi Higgins  
Agri Business of the Year Award Stradbally Farm Services Dunmasc Genetics Coolanowle Organics Ltd  
Innovation in Business Award Cyc-Lok Ltd Midland Steel Supplies Ltd Irish Polymer Extrusions Ltd  
Exporter of the Year Award Laois Sawmills Ltd Midland Steel Supplies Ltd Walker Recycling Services Ltd  
E-Commerce Award Kelly Lou Cakes The Costume Shop.ie Wall Stickers for Kids Ltd  
Environmental Award Groundforce Killeen Civil Engineering C.J. Sheerin Ltd  
SME Business of the Year Award Laois Sawmills Ltd G’s Gourmet Jams Aidan O’Connell & Associates Ltd  
Entrepreneur of the Year Award Aubren Ltd Ortus Managed IT & Cloud Breslin’s Supervalu Rathdowney G’s Gourmet Jams

Tickets to the awards event on 28th April in the Heritage Hotel Portlaoise are now on sale. Tickets are available online at www.localenterprise.ie/laois

For more information about the awards, check out :http://www.laois.ie/departments/business-and-economic-development/laois-business-awards/